Tony Jones spent a lot of time in the naughty corner last year. So he must be happy that the editorial review of the program found it to be "a responsible, professional production" overall. Of course, there were still a few issues and recommendations.
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For long periods of last weekend's much-hyped clash between the Victory and Sydney, the Big Blue threatened to become the Big Yawn. Graham Arnold's side had come to Etihad Stadium with a point to prov...
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Working from home is great. I can take mornings off to go to BodyCombat, I don't have to attend any staff meetings, I never have to hear anyone say "Can you action this ASAP?" and I can't get the sack. Also, my office is active-wear friendly. So it's a perfect situation. Except in the school holidays...
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Small children are egocentric. Most people grow out of this kind of behaviour. They come to understand that partaking in discussions is really quite straightforward, and often enjoyable. But others, like pool man and my housemate, just don't get it.
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Teenagers are great cultural milestones. Through them, we can see how technology and other trends have changed over the years. Take the example of an early morning rush for the bus...
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I'm not proud of it, but the concepts of 'renewal' and 'recovery' felt so foreign that my body wanted to reject them in the same violent way it rejected goji berries when I tried (read: failed) to get on-board the 'superfood' bandwagon. But the science of energy management just made so much sense.
I realise that any reservations I held about eating 'man's best friend' are purely cultural. Hindus don't eat cows, Jews don't eat pigs and apparently secular Australians, such as myself, don't eat dogs. But here in Cambodia, eating dog meat appears as routine as eating battered fish and hot chips would be at home.
I would have been perfectly happy with another Beatles name. Julia. Martha. Dear Prudence. Lovely Rita. My sparkly, carefree, 20-something Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds would have only slumped into Lucy at the Sink with Dishes many years on.
When I was in my final year of university finishing up my Bachelor of Media degree, I was doing some work experience with a TV producer. (At that time, I was majoring in TV/video production.) I was...
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Gue what Christmas, no more!! I'm not gonna take it anymore! No, I'm not giving up Christmas. Are you kidding, I love Christmas! I'm just giving up old school Christmas shopping. I have seen the ligh...
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Ah, the analogue era. That dusty, sepia-tinged land where official changes in relationship status were conducted upon ring fingers, at church altars or - if that didn't go as well as the brochure su...
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I applaud Justin Trudeau. The main reason I applaud him is the reason I applaud others like him, who just want to cut the crap and get on with the job.
Gen Y is breathing new life into entrepreneurialism in Australia. This generation is the most educated and well-travelled in our history, and has grown up with the latest technologies at their fingertips.
Australia has something Canadians envy -- lots of sunshine -- yet has failed to exploit this clean, renewable energy source. Australia, like Canada, must do more to confront the severe environmental challenges we are all facing in our countries and around the world.